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David Bowie (1947-), Singer and performer

Sitter in 16 portraits
Known as the chameleon of pop, for his ever-changing appearance, futuristic costumes and outlandish makeup, Bowie was born David Jones in Brixton, London. He released his first album in 1967, and gained wide recognition two years later when his single Space Oddity was released, coinciding with the first moon landing. Rock albums such as Hunky Dory (1971), Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972), Aladdin Sane (1973) and Diamond Dogs (1974) made him an international star. His film roles include the lead in The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence (1983) and Andy Warhol in Basquiat (1996).

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David Bowie

by Stephen Finer
oil on canvas, 1994
NPG 6336


David Bowie

by Steven Klein
C-type colour print, 2003
NPG P1277


David Bowie

by David Wedgbury
resin print, 1966
NPG x47344


David Bowie

by David Bebbington
fibre based lambda print, August 1969
NPG x133099


David Bowie

by David Bebbington
fibre based lambda print, August 1969
NPG x133100


David Bowie

by David Bebbington
fibre based lambda print, 16 August 1969
NPG x133101


David Bowie

by David Bebbington
C-type colour print, 1969
NPG x135753


David Bowie

by Terry O'Neill
bromide fibre print, 1974
NPG x126130


David Bowie; Dame Elizabeth Taylor

by Terry O'Neill
bromide print, 1975
NPG x88495


David Bowie

by Terry O'Neill
bromide print, 1975
NPG x34560


David Bowie

by Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda
C-type colour print, 1992
NPG x126970


David Bowie

by Fergus Greer
bromide fibre print, 2001
NPG x126882


David Bowie

by Michael David ('Mick') Rock
C-type colour print, March 1972
NPG P755


David Bowie

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 1978
NPG P1855


David Bowie

by Brian Duffy
K3 Ultrachrome print on Fuji Baryte Gloss paper, 1973
NPG x137463

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